Staff Profile

Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design

Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher joined the SFMOMA staff in November 2007 as assistant curator of architecture and design. In this role, she worked on the following exhibitions: Double Down: Two Visions of Vegas (in addition to a small exhibition of Lewis Baltz's Nevada photographs) (2008); Patterns of Speculation: J. Mayer H (2009); Ewan Gibbs (2010); and ParaDesign and Tobias Wong (2011). Most recently, she curated an exhibition entitled The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area. In 2009, Fletcher completed a yearlong collection analysis of the architecture and design holdings, which was presented at SFMOMA's first-ever accessions retreat, and she has worked closely with the conservation department studying the three-dimensional works in the architecture and design collection as part of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Science. In 2011, her essay on the work of British artist Ewan Gibbs was published in the Ewan Gibbs: America exhibition catalogue. Fletcher has given lectures at SFMOMA on the work of Ewan Gibbs (2010) and Tobias Wong (2011).

Prior to working at SFMOMA, Fletcher co-curated Evidence of Movement (2007) and Julius Shulman, Modernity and the Metropolis (2005) at the Getty Research Institute. From 2004 to 2007, she was also on the board of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, where she organized several architecture events around the city. At the Southern California Institute of Architecture from 2002 to 2003, she established its first gallery program and curated installations by architects Andrew Zago, Hernan Diaz-Alonso, and Raimund Abraham, among others. From 1999 to 2002, she was a curatorial assistant at the UCLA Hammer Museum where she worked closely with curator James Elaine on the Hammer Projects installations.

Fletcher earned a bachelor's degree in art history from New York University (1993). She received a master's in curatorial studies of contemporary art from Bard College (1999) and a master's in architecture history and theory from Harvard University (2004). Since 2009, she has been teaching in the curatorial practice program at the California College of the Arts.